It seemed like this year in particular, there were plenty of great representatives from the muscle car era at the Radnor Hunt Concours. When I think of the C3 Corvette, I usually come up with the late 1960s models like the ZL-1 and the L88 series cars with the 427. For whatever reason, probably because this engine was so famous for being the big option in the Chevelle SS, I occasionally forget about the 454 being an option in the ‘Vette after it launched in 1970.
According to the placard at the car, this is one of 6,508 convertibles that rolled off the production line for the 1971 model year. Among all Corvettes that were made in ’71, only 188 had the LS-6 engine, which packed 425 SAE net horsepower in 1971–the one year it was offered in the Corvette. Considering most of those might have been coupes, I think there’s probably less than 100 LS6 droptops around, so there can’t be many at all left around. This one also features a removeable hardtop, Firestone White Oval reproduction tires, and clean Monza Red paint. Enjoy the photos of this unique C3 Stingray.
-Albert S. Davis